This Week In Space podcast: Episode 111 — The Big Glass Wars


On Episode 111 of This Week In Space, Rod and Tariq talk with Dr. John Mulchaey, Director of the Carnegie Observatories, about the threat to completing two new giant astronomical observatories.

Welcome to the Big Glass Wars! That’s right, just when you thought you’d heard it all, turns out there’s hot competition among a few countries to stay on the cutting edge of optical astronomy, and to do that, you need a great big hunk of glass to gather light from distant galaxies and stellar systems.

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